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Jacqui Forster Obituary as published in The Guardian 25/6/18
Thousands of football and sports fans have reason to be thankful to my sister, Jacqui Forster, who has died aged 55 of multiple cancers nine years after first being diagnosed with breast cancer.
As head of casework and constitutional affairs at Supporters Direct, the organisation that promotes fans’ involvement in the running of their clubs and encourages them to form shareholding trusts, she helped to establish almost 200 such trusts across the country.
In 2017 she founded Women at the Game to encourage more women to go to...
Robert Seivewright Walker was born on 30th September 1926.
William McIlvanney was born and raised in Kilmarnock. His father, William, spent some of his early adult years as a miner and the proud working-class solidarity exemplified by mining communities was a permanent beacon for him and his writer son. The younger William’s mother, Helen, in spite of having left school at the age of 12 to work in a textile mill, was impressively literate. She was a lover of poetry and had a strength of character that, her children remembered, “could defuse any trouble with quiet persistence”. William was always close to his three older siblings, Betty, Neil and...
Precious son, beloved brother, true friend, ardent lover, wicked prankster, brilliant artist, clever curator and so much more.
On 1st July 2006 we stepped on a landmine and, for us, the world was blown to smithereens. Our beautiful son Nicholas had been killed by a vicious psychopath and things would never be the same again.
"Time will heal the wounds, things will change" well-meaning folk said, but it didn't.
Only now, after twelve long years, have we summoned up the strength to create this memorial for Nicholas and it is still very hard to work out what to say.
The life of Meghan Ambrozevich-Blair, 6th February 1990 to 9th December 2016.
Meghan's tragically brief life was full, and inspirational, and she touched many people throughout her time with us. we'll share just a few of the many memories you have of the person you knew and loved.
Meghan's passing has come far to early for her and for all those who knew and loved her. It is desperately hard to accept and difficult to deal with. Our lives are full of "ifs" and shattered dreams. Our emotions fly from one mood to another and the grief can be overwhelming. It would be Meghan's wish for us to...
Tom Donegan & Alexina Donegan
The following is an adaptation of the Eulogy given at the Funeral Mass on Tuesday 20 December 2016 at St Thomas More RC Chuch, West Malling. Kate Law: Christopher John Law, Chris, where do you start? Not many bankers have a copy of the Ragged Trousered Philanthropist on their living room table, not many devotees of Strictly and Daisy Lowe have the latest Foreign Affairs in their wet room, not many people are equally comfortable drinking a pint in a back street bar as sipping a cocktail in a five star hotel. Chris was an eclectic mix of the down to earth and the Bon vivant, a good companion,...